William Henry Hornby (1805–1884)

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William Henry Hornby

William Henry Hornby (born in Blackburn, Lancashire, 1805 – 1884) was variously an industrialist, the Mayor of Blackburn in Lancashire and Chairman of the Conservative Party.

He was Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1857 to 1865.

His sons, Edward Hornby and Harry, were also MPs for Blackburn from 1869 to 1874, and from 1886 to 1910 respectively. Another son, Albert, was the England cricket captain who lost the Test match which gave rise to the Ashes, at home against the Australians in 1882. Edward and another son Cecil also played first class cricket.

He died at Poole Hall in Poole, Cheshire.[1]

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  1. ^ Latham FA, ed. Acton, p. 106 (The Local History Group; 1995) (ISBN 0 9522284 1 6)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Pilkington and
Montague Joseph Feilden
Member of Parliament for Blackburn
With: James Pilkington to 1865;
Joseph Feilden, 1865–1869
Succeeded by
Henry Master Feilden
Edward Kenworthy Hornby (son)